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Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay
Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay

star-4.5
386 Reviews
3950 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, Nevada

The Basics

Wander through a viewing tunnel at the Shark Reef Aquarium’s largest exhibit, a shipwreck surrounded by 1.3 million gallons (4.9 million liters) of water. In addition to sharks, you’ll see salt- and freshwater fish, as well as sea turtles, golden crocodiles, giant rays, and more. The touch pool is a favorite among younger visitors, while certified divers have the opportunity to scuba dive in the tanks.

Admission to the aquarium is included in some multi-attraction Las Vegas sightseeing passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Las Vegas

star-5
I was awesome
Santos_R, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
My third time going and it was amazing. It was clean and disinfected. I would definitely go again. Was a little hard looking for it though. There was a lot of changes
star-5
Not packed
Cma, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Not packed and being able to go at your own pace was great! Very clean! We were running a little late, that was absolutely no problem they let us go right on in
star-4
Shark Reef
Nena_K, Jun 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The most memorable parts is the exhibit itself, The touch tank was really cool. I wish the aquarium glass was cleaner, nonetheless it was a nice experience.
star-4
Worth visiting
TerRon_W, May 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
I took mom wife and son here to enjoy the sharks and other sea creatures. Overall the experience was pretty good. They can go by pretty fast so I recommend not rushing and enjoying the sights. Some areas can get crowded the overall with social distancing I felt comfortable. The kids will enjoy this absolutely a must see and pretty affordable.
star-5
Fun at the reef
Colin_G, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
We had a blast the sharks were cool and the tube was amazing we got great pictures was a little warm inside but still better than outside
star-4
Sharks are cool
Aztecflower83, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Was very cool. Fun experience to do in Las Vegas. Different species. Wish it was a little more interactive..maybe a tour. Nonetheless we enjoyed it
star-4
Excellent
Mario_T, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The turtles I love it how the bugs are the turtles and the sharks,the family pictures that’s was very nice too.
star-4
A long walk to a great experience
Bebe, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
The Aquarium is beautifully done and does provide a wide variety of exotic fish. I enjoyed the quiet ambiance.
star-4
Small reef
yasileiki_a, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Staff friendly. Place well kept and beautiful, but very small if you have been to big aquarium. It only took my family of five 35 minutes to see the reef.
star-5
Good excursion
Sbb, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Really fun time. Cool aquarium and neat setup. If you have time check it out. Took some neat pictures there.
star-5
First Time
Toby_B, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
This was are first time visiting the Shark Reef and we loved it... we highly recommend this to everyone...
star-4
The aquarium was so beautiful
Felisha_M, Jul 2021
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
We got to see the sharks being fed. It was amazing watching them. The jelly fish tank was incredible to watch. Everything was so nice and fun to watch.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Most visitors spend around 45 to 60 minutes at the Shark Reef Aquarium.

  • An audio guide is available in English and Spanish.

  • Guests staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort can watch the Shark Reef channel on TV.

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How to Get There

The Shark Reef Aquarium is located near the South Convention Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort, at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard. You can easily get to the resort by car, taxi, shuttle, or the free Excalibur–Luxor–Mandalay Bay tram.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, usually with extended hours on weekends and over the summer. Last entry is an hour before closing. There’s no set schedule for animal feedings, but they often take place between 10am and 4pm.

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Aquariums in Las Vegas

Las Vegas has more than 10 aquariums, some of which can be found inside casinos. Besides the Shark Reef, check out these other popular aquariums: the Tank at the Golden Nugget, SeaQuest Las Vegas, the Aquarium at the Silverton Hotel, and the Atlantis Aquarium at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

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